Two Hollywood movies vying for awards contention have been making waves in Washington, DC. Yesterday, three Senators -- Dianne Feinstein, Carl Levin and John McCain -- issued a letter to the head of Sony, admonishing the film Zero Dark Thirty for indicating that 'enhanced interrogation techniques' led to the capture of Osama bin Laden. The very day that letter went out, Steven Spielberg orchestrated a bi-partisan screening of Lincoln for lawmakers, complete with a Q&A with Daniel Day-Lewis, Tony Kushner and Doris Kearns Goodwin.
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